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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 20, 2012 8:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Unnecessary Carnage at Sandy Hook

snow_and_rain

An esteemed member of this forum recently responded to a post with this Latin phrase, "reductio ad absurdum". It was an appropriate response then, and I feel it now bears repeating.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Dec 20, 2012 1:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Unnecessary Carnage at Sandy Hook

Sorry, I can't resist...

Bulletproof backpack and body armor sales skyrocket for Utah company

http://www.salon.com/2012/12/20/bulletproof_backpack_and_body_armor_sales_skyrocket_for_utah_based_company/

Fox13 is reporting that Amendment II, a Utah-based American combat apparel company, has seen a dramatic increase in demand for its bulletproof children’s backpacks and lightweight child-size body armor after the shootings in Newtown, Conn. last week.

The company is two years old, and started out by selling its lightweight brand of armor, RynoHide, to the military and police organizations. But in response to school shootings, Amendment II quickly branched out to include armor in children’s products, first selling only a dozen at a time “to survivalist types” known as “preppers” at weekend gun shows.

They are now selling to “everyone.” In the wake of Newtown, Amendment II’s Chief Operating Officer Rich Brand said to Fox13, “At this point, it’s transcended to everyone. Anyone who’s sending out a child into the world, seeing what can happen now, they want to protect their children.” So many people are flocking to buy the company’s backpacks, which retail between $150-300, that there’s a wait list and the Web site has crashed multiple times.

Amendment II’s Web site describes the high-end Ballistic Backpack as lined with RynoHide carbon nanotube armor: “Sewn into the rear of the pack, you can always be confident that the armor hasn’t been accidentally left at home and that you or your child are protected in case of the unthinkable. The backpack can be quickly brought to the front as a shield or can serve as center of mass protection while fleeing the scene of the shooting.”

Brand insisted that despite high sales, however, he’s not trying to capitalize on the tragedy: “This isn’t what we want. This isn’t what we intended,” he said.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Dec 20, 2012 10:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Unnecessary Carnage at Sandy Hook

Lol. Okay, fair enough. I think I've probably made my point.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 20, 2012 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Unnecessary Carnage at Sandy Hook

Brother, I've enjoyed the back and forth. If I came across as a bit crazy, it may be because I am(but in a mostly good way).

May the Peace and Joy of Christmas be with you and your family.

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Dec 20, 2012 11:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Unnecessary Carnage at Sandy Hook

I have a gun pointed at my head right now, thank god it's full of sweet vapor

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Dec 20, 2012 12:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Unnecessary Carnage at Sandy Hook

Best wishes to you both. I love a good debate. Here's to more of the same in the new year.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 20, 2012 11:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Unnecessary Carnage at Sandy Hook

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